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Published on September 12th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Actress, Dancer, Model, Activist Sadé E. Moore Talks Working Across a Wide Spectrum of Mediums

Photo Credit Alisa Banks Photography

Photo Credits Alisa Banks Photography

Sadé E. Moore is a dynamic (SAG/AFTRA/AEA) actress/dancer/model/author/activist whose recent credits include a breakout role opposite Eddie Murphy in the new Netflix’s 2019 release of  “Dolemite is My  Name,” directed by Craig Brewer, as well as, recent appearances on “Pose” on FX , BET’s new series “American Soul,” and Marvel Studios’  “Jessica Jones.”

Hailing from Philadelphia, this versatile and fearless storyteller made her debut in the highly acclaimed 9 NAACP nominated stage play Demeter in the City, as Persephone. Recently, she was nominated as “Best Female Lead Actress,” in “The Masks We Wear” for the 2018 Los Angeles NAACP Theater Awards, as well as, starring in independent film “Padlock Men” written and directed by, Lewis T. Powell.

Sade’ was last seen on stage of The Milwaukee Rep in the critically acclaimed play, The Royale, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by Broadway veteran, Kevin Ramsey. Previously, Nat Turner: Following Faith, directed by NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Dan Martin. Critics described Sade’s work as “subtle” and “brave.” Later she starred in “A Lady in Waiting” written by the Supremes final lead singer, Scherrie Payne and directed by Don B. Welch.

As a 10-year crochet artist, Sade’ launched her men, women and baby accessory line called, Ade’ La Couronne while simultaneously commencing a crochet- the -change campaign against adolescent and teenage bullying. Her activism and exceptional crochet skills were recently featured in a “Why I Do” National Toyota Corolla Commercial.


Sade’ began her theatre and drama training at AMDA College for the Performing Arts in New York and Los Angeles. While honing her craft, she studied Jazz dance with Mamma Mia Broadway dancer, Issac Calpito.  After graduating Sade continued her education by attending Santa Monica College. There she received the David Simon Grant Dance Scholarship Award and trained under the direction of classically trained ballet instructor and Westside Ballet choreographer, Caprice Walker. Sade’ expanded her dance training and began modern jazz studies with classically trained Broadway dancer and Artistic Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Karen McDonald. Known for her principle dance roles in Duke Ellington’s: Sophisticated Ladies, The Wiz, Purlie and Two Gentleman of Verona, Ms. McDonald has shaped Sade’s understanding of dance through providing a spiritual balance of technique, discipline, skill and creativity.

Transferring from Santa Monica College to California State University Long Beach with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Dance, Sade’ earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English (Creative writing emphasis) while continuing her rigorous dance training in Ballet with Sophie Monat, Tap with Steve Zee and West African dance with Nzingha Camara.

Sadè has only scratched the surface of her acting career in television and film, and is looking forward to one day work with Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Denzel Washington, Forrest Whitaker, James Cameron, Oprah, and many many more!

The Hype Magazine spent some time with Sadé via telephone to get a better insight on this multi-hyphenate entertainment personality and discover what makes her tick…TUNE IN!

Keep up with all things Sadé Moore:

IG: @sadeemoore
Twitter: @IBE_AND_IFLY

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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